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Weather Warnings - Coastal Wind Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

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Coastal Waters Wind Warning
For waters in the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria
Issued at 11:00 am CST on Friday 1 August 2014

Synoptic situation
A strong high [1029 hPa] over southwest Australia will move east across the
Great Australian Bight over the next few days causing winds to strengthen over
southern coastal waters.

Strong Wind Warning
For the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria,
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots on Saturday
morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during Saturday
morning. Easterly swell rising to 1 to 1.5m during Saturday.

These conditions should then persist for another 6 to 12 hours.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm CST.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here,
and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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